Our Top 5 Favourite Secret Things To Do In Birmingham

Looking for the best days out in Birmingham? Make the most of your Birmingham days out with this guide to the best ones in the county.

The Jewellery Quarter Clock and Rose Villa Tavern, The Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England

explore the iconic
jewellery quaRter

The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham is one not to be missed! Enjoy a full day – and night – of entertainment in this increasingly popular part of town.

Why go? A visit to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is a must for anyone visiting the city. It contains over 200 listed buildings with more than 250 years of history. Europe’s largest cluster of jewellery businesses is deemed a ‘national treasure’ by English Heritage. The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the Pen Museum, and Newman Brothers Coffin Works are all sure to delight museum lovers. Pubs, restaurants, galleries, and independent boutiques abound here as well, so there’s something for everyone.

The Jewellery Quarter Clock and Rose Villa Tavern, The Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England

explore the iconic jewellery quaRter

The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham is one not to be missed! Enjoy a full day – and night – of entertainment in this increasingly popular part of town.

Why go? A visit to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is a must for anyone visiting the city. It contains over 200 listed buildings with more than 250 years of history. Europe’s largest cluster of jewellery businesses is deemed a ‘national treasure’ by English Heritage. The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the Pen Museum, and Newman Brothers Coffin Works are all sure to delight museum lovers. Pubs, restaurants, galleries, and independent boutiques abound here as well, so there’s something for everyone.

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go shopping in the bullring

Fill your bags at one of the city’s iconic shopping destinations!

On the edge of Digeth’s sandstone ridge, the Bull Ring is opposite the Neo-Gothic St Martin’s Church. Today, the Bull Ring is the largest shopping destination in the United Kingdom, home to some of the biggest retail brands in the world and when it comes to shopping in Birmingham, one is spoilt for choice!

A variety of independent and vintage shops make this a city that offers something for everyone! Explore the high street, the Mailbox, Bullring, Grand Central, and a variety of independent and vintage shops! In addition to being one of Europe’s largest shopping centres, Birmingham’s Bullring has been ‘the place to shop’ since the Middle Ages.

The,Guardian,Statue,Outside,Of,The,Bullring,Shopping,Centre,In

go shopping in the bullring

Fill your bags at one of the city’s iconic shopping destinations!

On the edge of Digeth’s sandstone ridge, the Bull Ring is opposite the Neo-Gothic St Martin’s Church. Today, the Bull Ring is the largest shopping destination in the United Kingdom, home to some of the biggest retail brands in the world and when it comes to shopping in Birmingham, one is spoilt for choice!

A variety of independent and vintage shops make this a city that offers something for everyone! Explore the high street, the Mailbox, Bullring, Grand Central, and a variety of independent and vintage shops! In addition to being one of Europe’s largest shopping centres, Birmingham’s Bullring has been ‘the place to shop’ since the Middle Ages.

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Discover the treasures of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

From Anglo-Saxon gold to contemporary art, there’s a lot to see at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 

Featuring the world’s largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings and one of the city’s best buildings, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a must-see. Head up to the third level for a detailed, hands-on history of Birmingham and its people. 

You can often catch free musical performances in the domed Round Room and treat yourself to a slice of cake at the Edwardian Tea Room!

Birmingham_Museum_and_Art_Gallery_from_the_Central_Library

Discover the treasures of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

From Anglo-Saxon gold to contemporary art, there’s a lot to see at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 

Featuring the world’s largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings and one of the city’s best buildings, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a must-see. Head up to the third level for a detailed, hands-on history of Birmingham and its people. 

You can often catch free musical performances in the domed Round Room and treat yourself to a slice of cake at the Edwardian Tea Room!

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Get a taste of Brindleyplace and the canal quarter

One of Birmingham’s most exciting destinations, Brindleyplace boasts tree-lined squares, international cuisine and a canalside location and is home to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, the National Sealife Centre and the Ikon Gallery.

This venue is perfectly situated nearby Arena Birmingham (formally the NIA) and the International Convention Centre (ICC) where the Symphony Hall is located, making it an ideal place to enjoy a meal and drinks before the concert. In addition to its convenient location, the district is also well connected, with Birmingham New Street Station just ten minutes away and local buses serving Broad Street. 

A stroll around the canal quarter is not to be missed. After being redeveloped, it’s a real Cinderella part of town, full of restaurants and bars which can be explored by boat, bike or foot!

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Get a taste of Brindleyplace and the canal quarter

One of Birmingham’s most exciting destinations, Brindleyplace boasts tree-lined squares, international cuisine and a canalside location and is home to some of the city’s best bars and restaurants, the National Sealife Centre and the Ikon Gallery.

This venue is perfectly situated nearby Arena Birmingham (formally the NIA) and the International Convention Centre (ICC) where the Symphony Hall is located, making it an ideal place to enjoy a meal and drinks before the concert. In addition to its convenient location, the district is also well connected, with Birmingham New Street Station just ten minutes away and local buses serving Broad Street. 

A stroll around the canal quarter is not to be missed. After being redeveloped, it’s a real Cinderella part of town, full of restaurants and bars which can be explored by boat, bike or foot!

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Take A Trip To The National
Sea Life Centre

The National Sea Life Centre has earned its place on this list as a family favourite in Birmingham. With children getting bored at the drop of a pen when travelling, we know how difficult it can be to keep them entertained. This place is sure to capture their imaginations.

The centre offers a variety of events throughout the year for children and adults alike, including Dinosaur Detective events and interactive rockpool events. You can walk through a glass corridor that runs underneath an aquarium filled with jellyfish, nurse sharks, octopi, and black-tip reef sharks within the giant tanks.

In recent months, they’ve added a new attraction featuring an Antarctic landscape…and Gentoo Penguins. These feathered friends are so cheeky you can’t help but admire them!  You can also pay for VIP feeding experiences at the center to make your staycation one you won’t forget!

ocean-tunnel

Take A Trip To The National
Sea Life Centre

The National Sea Life Centre has earned its place on this list as a family favourite in Birmingham. With children getting bored at the drop of a pen when travelling, we know how difficult it can be to keep them entertained. This place is sure to capture their imaginations.

The centre offers a variety of events throughout the year for children and adults alike, including Dinosaur Detective events and interactive rockpool events. You can walk through a glass corridor that runs underneath an aquarium filled with jellyfish, nurse sharks, octopi, and black-tip reef sharks within the giant tanks.

In recent months, they’ve added a new attraction featuring an Antarctic landscape…and Gentoo Penguins. These feathered friends are so cheeky you can’t help but admire them!  You can also pay for VIP feeding experiences at the center to make your staycation one you won’t forget!

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